Police raced to the M6 motorway after reports two cars had stopped to change a wheel in the fast lane.
Lancashire police confirmed they have had several calls about the incident that happened at around 3.20pm today between J33 Galgate and J34 Lancaster.
Initial reports suggested two cars had stopped and where swapping luggage between the cars in the third lane but police say that is not the case.
A police spokesman said: “We have been called to reports of a car breaking down in the third lane on the M6 motorway just before the Lancaster junction.
“It seems like another car has parked up behind it and has tried to change a wheel near the central reservation.
“We would not advise people to do this.”
Traffic England are reporting delays between junction 33 Galgate and Junction 34 Lancaster.